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Buhari directs health minister to investigate spread of unknown disease in Jigawa

Buhari directs health minister to investigate spread of unknown disease in Jigawa President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Heath, Prof. Isaac Adewole to investigate reports of an ‘unknown disease’ that has led to the death of several children in Jigawa State. The President also directed the Minister to deploy all the necessary machinery to combat the outbreak of the disease reported...... more

Nigerian govt refutes rumour its medical outreach programme caused monkeypox

Nigerian govt refutes rumour its medical outreach programme caused monkeypox The Federal Government has described as fake and sinister the report that the outbreak of monkeypox in some parts of the country resulted from the alleged free medical care by the government in the affected areas. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai...... more

Magbojuri takes over as NAFDAC’s Ag. DG

Magbojuri takes over as NAFDAC’s Ag. DG The Spokesperson of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr. Abubakar Jimoh says Mr Ademola Magbojuri has taken over from Mrs Yetunde Oni as Acting Director-General (DG). Jimoh disclosed this while reacting to the conflicting reports in the media over the retirement of Oni in an...... more

Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes

Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes The Ebonyi State Government has banned the practice of embalming and keeping corpses in homes under the guise of making arrangements for burial by some communities in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Daniel Umezurike, announced the ban in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Tuesday while briefing newsmen. Umezurike...... more

Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention

Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention A Professor of Paedratic Hematology and The Chairman, Sickle Cell Support Society of Nigeria, Prof. Adekunle Adekile has called on Government to support the sickle cell society in order to reduce the burden of the disease in the communities. He made the call during a three-day conference organized by the Sickle...... more

 

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